The most indulgent grilled cheese you’ll ever meet
And, yes, you can make it At home!
Nothing beats the soothing sensation of having an ooeygooey grilled cheese sammie in your hands. Imagine: A perfectly golden sandwich— crispy, crusty, and buttery outside with oozing, melted, stretchy cheese inside. That’s exactly how you spell comfort!
Adored all over the world, the classic grilled goodness has taken various permutations in recent times. Purveyors challenge one another by adding the most types of cheese to their version. Chefs take it to the next level by stuffing it with lobster, truffle, and all sorts of luxurious ingredients. Restaurants change things up by using squid ink-tinted bread, turning it into french 50 grams chicken
skin 1 tablespoon fish sauce (patis) vegetable oil for deep frying
1 red bell pepper 2 tablespoons
2 slices of loaf
1 slice American
cheddar cheese 1 slice Gruyere
cheese toast or even wrapping it in nori for a Japanese flair. But remove all the fluff and adornments, one thing remains: The simplest version of grilled cheese, made very well, is the one that truly soothes the soul.
So we ask esteemed chef Ed Bugia, head honcho of Backyard Kitchen + Brew, Pino, Pi, and BRGR: The Burger Project, to give the lowdown on building that perfect sandwich. You’ll be surprised that a really good one only requires several pantry staples, though chef Ed’s version, the recipe of which you’ll find below, adds a couple of welcome ingredients to up the ante. One of them gives the sandwich extra saltiness, and the other offers a sweet balance to the whole creation.
He offers two main tips: “Use good quality sliced bread!” and “Be generous with the butter!” So what are you waiting for? Get started on this grilled cheese sandwich and sink yourself into a pool of cheesy comfort.